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Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

  • Wacky Fun at the Fish Creek Winter Festival: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back to tell about all the weekend events in Door County including: A viewing of “Paddle to the Sea” at the Door Community Auditorium with Third Coast Percussion The Groundhog Day Parade in Ellison Bay The tasty Great Waffle Breakfast at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Who will be crowned Miss […]

  • VIDEO: Winter Fest Boot Camp

    Some people take the oddball competitions of Fish Creek Winter Festival a little too seriously. We checked in on Matthew Marcon’s grueling preparation as he practiced for the games of the 32nd annual festival. The festival returns Feb. 1-3.

  • Fish Creek Winter Festival: Pulse Podcast

    Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen have a few updates regarding Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront, as well as rumblings of a potential buyer for one of the Younkers buildings in the middle of town, plus more movement on the Forestville Millpond.  For our feature this week, we’re joined by Dan and Rachel Stollenwerk to talk about […]

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest

    Discover the fun of winter at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market on Feb. 2, 10 am – 4 pm. The annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include complimentary wine and product tasting – featuring the popular, tart Montmorency cherry in celebration of National Cherry Month – plus an assortment of food and bakery […]

  • Wine Festival Tickets Now On Sale

    The fourth annual Door County Wine Festival returns to Sturgeon Bay on June 22 at a new location: Sunset Park. Savor unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries located on the Door County Wine Trail – highly acclaimed for its wineries’ expansive selection of fruit wines, especially cherry and apple. In addition to […]

  • Gaming for a Cause: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are huge nerds, which is great considering this weekends events! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Party at the Algoma Public Library ROCK! the 5th Grade Musical at the Southern Door Auditorium Gaming for a Cause at OtherWorlds, Book & More in Sturgeon Bay Winter Candlelight Ski at Whitefish Dunes State Park Fireside Coffeehouse […]

  • Eating All the Pasta at Trixie’s

    Once a week during the quiet season, Trixie’s Chef Ryan Klawitter looks forward to spending a whole night cooking one of his favorite foods: pasta. The weekly tradition of Monday Pasta Night at Trixie’s in Ephraim means the standard menu is shifted into a noodle-heavy version, with weekly variances based on ingredient availability and the […]

  • Discourse, Matt Sampson, Ryan Castelaz, Sister Bay, Coffee Shop, Coffee Review, coffee, Door County, Aleah Kidd

    Discourse Coffee: From Storyline to Libation

    It’s a pretty common notion that the reason certain books and stories are so well loved is because our minds are taken to other worlds and new scenarios when reading them. Ryan Castelaz of Discourse Coffee attempts to achieve that same level of transportation, but via your taste buds and creative drink creations rather than […]

  • Cheers, Stranger Than Fiction Porter, Collective Arts Brewing, Jim Lundstrom, Door County, Beer Review, beer

    Cheers!: ‘I Hated You, I Loved You, Too’

    It was a bone-chillingly cold January day on the peninsula. It had snowed overnight, but when I woke up it was raining and I had trouble getting up the hill I live on because of all the icy slop and had to let work know I couldn’t get there until the plow came through. Once […]

  • The One Where We Talk About Hamilton Too Much: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back with your Weekend Primer for the weekend of January 18th, 2019. Events include: Pushin’ the Cushion Race in Kewaunee Family Art Day at Peninsula School of Art Rogue Theater’s Open Auditions at the Door County Community Foundation in Sturgeon Bay Hamiltunes at the Door Community Auditorium A Free Ice Fishing […]

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    Ken Koyen to Host Illinois Fish Boil

    Washington Island fisherman Ken Koyen will once again conduct one of his famous Island whitefish boils in Berwyn, Illinois, on Feb. 2. The boil features his freshly caught Lake Michigan whitefish, Island-grown red potatoes and onions, all boiled in a large cauldron over an open wood fire. Koyen will also offer Jerry Mann’s Island brats […]

  • 5th and Jefferson, Llama Latte, Aleah Kidd, coffee shop, Door County, Sturgeon Bay

    Llamas and Lattes at 5th & Jefferson Coffee House

    Coffee culture has been around for a long time, long before Frappuccinos and international coffee chains. Yet, the pre-2000s coffee culture looked different than today; coffee culture used to be reminiscent of European cafes, with the primary use of space being to gather, sip and socialize rather than make a mad dash for a triple […]

  • Lumberjack Supper Held on Jan. 30

    For the last 84 years, the men of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church have been hosting the Lumberjack Supper. Originally known as the Cheeseman Lunch, this meal’s cooking was done on a wood stove, and about 65 meals were served. During the next 50-odd years, the popularity of this event – known today as […]

  • Cheers!: A Deep Dive Into the Black Forest

    I was happy to become reacquainted with what used to be one of my favorite breweries – Unibroue of Montreal, Canada. They have always made amazing beers, but I somehow lost touch with them. And then I saw a bottle of Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire. Well, I know the first word – ale. And being a […]

  • Bridge Up Brewing Adds to County’s Craft Beer Experience

    Trent Snyder can’t wait for you to try his beer, and he really wants to know what you think. “If it was just for me, I’d brew IPA all day,” he said. “We want to see what people like. That’s our goal here, to brew for the people. We care about what people want to […]

  • A Final Resolution on the High Water Mark: Pulse Podcast

    Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen finally get to deliver the story of the Ordinary High-Water Mark that has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront for years. If you listened to The Fate of The Granary, then this is the next chapter in that story.

  • Cheers!: An Embrace of Sour Blueberry Diversity

    “The wind in the willow played Love’s sweet melody But all of those vows you made Were never to be Though we’re apart You’re part of me still For you were my thrill On Blueberry Hill” The lyrics to “Blueberry Hill” played in my head as I unlocked a bomber bottle of Cascade Brewing’s Blueberry […]

  • 5 Big Things for Door County: Pulse Podcast

    Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen wrap up 2018 and look forward to 5 big events happening in Door County in 2019.

  • Food in 2019: What’s Next?

    Before the holidays I touched on 2018 food trends in Door County, pointing out the growth of international cuisine offerings, a presence of new food establishments that don’t conform to traditional eateries, and the fact that delicious, high-quality food is no longer relegated to tables with white linen. Now that the new year has come, […]

  • Eight Area Brewers Join in Wildfire Fundraiser with Resilience IPA

    Eight breweries in northeastern Wisconsin banded together to brew an IPA to help California wildfire victims. The idea came from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, California, which is in the heart of the area burned by the devastating Camp Fire. The brewery created the Camp Fire Relief Fund and came up with a West […]